Trips we take these days often have five or six different locations, usually spread out by distance and days, and the one variable we can’t control as we move from plane to rental car to hotel is the local weather. As they say, ‘forewarned is forearmed’ so knowing a little about the upcoming weather in each location you travel is worthwhile.
Most of our weather watching is done one of two ways. Looking outside, which doesn’t tell us much about the future. And, checking various weather apps and radar maps on the iPhone. Yet, much of my day is devoted to slaving over a hot keyboard so having weather conditions and forecasts just a click away is worthwhile.
Temps is a unique Mac app which combines a Menubar weather station with a world clock. It draw weather information from a couple of million locations worldwide and then delivers what you need for up to 11 other locations easily accessible from the Menubar.
Click, and ye shall receive.
Not only do you get a pop down window with weather details for any location (and that includes forecasts and conditions), you also have a pop down which gives you a brief look at weather conditions for 10 additional locations.
Unfortunately, it only displays three-day forecasts, but all the extra details are usually worthy, and, besides, everyone knows five and seven day forecasts are usually wrong. Unless you live in Antarctica or Hawaii.
Other information in the larger drop down includes precipitation, wind, chill factor, cloud cover, barometric pressure, humidity, as well as local time sunrise and sunset.
Here’s what makes Temps a worth addition to your Mac. There’s an iPhone and iPad version that syncs your location list with the Mac over iCloud.
Oh, one more thing. Temps also works with the Netatmo Weather Station, the perfect add on for weather junkies (I’m a minor league junkie, so I don’t have a weather station).